HAVANA nike air max 2017 bianche , March 16 (Xinhua) -- The Cuban Baseball Federation said Wednesday it was willing to negotiate with Major League Baseball (MLB) so players from the island can play for U.S. teams without having to defect.
Due to longstanding restrictions between the two nations, Cuban players' hope to make it big in the U.S. league was often forced into defecting.
But recent measures announced by Washington to ease curbs on trade and travel, and U.S. President Barack Obama's imminent March 21-22 visit to the Caribbean nation, have given negotiating added impetus.
At a press conference in Havana, Higinio Velez, president of the Cuban Baseball Federation, said the new actions taken by the White House "open the door" to future negotiations with the MLB.
"We are open to discussions with the MLB so our players can be hired in that league nike air max 2017 azzurre blu , or any other around the world, without having to lose their residency in Cuba," Velez told reporters.
The Obama administration on Tuesday further loosened restrictions on travel, trade and the Cuban government's ability to use the dollar in transactions, removing some obstacles to closer economic and political ties.
The new rules allow Cubans in the United States, including professional athletes, musicians and scientists nike air max 2017 arancio scontate , to legally earn salaries.
Velez said local authorities look forward to the future hiring of Cuban players in the MLB, and also to technological and operational cooperation with the American league.
"We would like MLB teams to come and play in Cuba and for American born players to play in our league, as happens in any other part of the world ... and we want to start as soon as possible," said Velez.
On March 22, Obama is expected to throw the first pitch at an exhibition game between MLB team Tampa Bay Rays and Cuba's national team at Havana's Latinoamericano Stadium.
The 42,000-seat stadium has undergone a nearly 400,000 U.S.-dollar renovation in the lead up to the game nike air max 2017 arancio , only the second time an MLB team has played in Havana since the 1959 Cuban Revolution soured bilateral ties.
"The game against the Tampa Bay Rays is very important for us because anytime we can compete against the best baseball teams in the world we are raising the bar for our players," said Velez.
With her page-turning detective mysteries and murder whodunnits, Agatha Christie's novels have won over generations of fans since they were first published 95 years ago.
Now, in a world of smartphones and tablets, her work is being targeted at digital audiences with an app telling one of her tales through a social media feed of messages, photos and videos.
Based on Christie's set of short stories "The Mysterious Mr Quin", the pilot "Mr Quin" launched on Thursday is being billed as the first digital drama of its kind.
Agatha Christie Productions has teamed up with entertainment mobile platform TELL to bring the eponymous Quin and socialite Satterthwaite into a contemporary setting.
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But the tone soon darkens when a mysterious Mr Quin takes over Satterthwaite's live blogging of the event, turning the conversation to the suicide, five years ago, of the guests' mutual friend.
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Viewing is on demand or via an immersive scheduled show, in which audiences receive messages and can participate by posting comments.
To give a sense of real footage, the production, starring "Game of Thrones" actor Gethin Anthony as Satterthwaite and Rebecca Scroggs as Lady Laura, was shot on GoPros and iPhones.
"(In) any whodunnit ... murder mystery, it's always interesting, you have your opinions nike air max 2017 italia scontate ," Scroggs said. "And this way you can actively share that."
Christie, who died in 1976, wrote dozens of stories, which followed much-loved characters such as moustached detective Hercule Poirot and elderly Miss Marple.
"Christie ... used to keep all of her fan letters and she replied to every single one," Julia Wilde, director of business development at Agatha Christie Limited, said.
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